Happy Father's Day Cookies

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Oatmeal… Hazelnut Butter… Double Chocolate Chips

Hazelnut Cookies

I have to give my husband serious props for this one.  I was making my usual 100% whole grain oatmeal cookies with walnut meal and he said, “You know what you should do… you should use hazelnut butter instead of walnuts.”  So that is exactly what I did and the result was a really gourmet treat. 

They’re called “Happy Father’s Day Cookies” instead of just “Father’s Day Cookies,” because I doubled the chocolate chips for my chocoholic hubby to enjoy on his first father’s day.  So here is my gift to all of you gourmet dads out there.

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY COOKIES

You will need:

  • 1 1/4 cups butter (2 1/2 sticks)
  • 1 1/2 cups dark brown sugar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 cup hazelnut butter
  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon 
  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips

Put it together:

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Cream butter and sugar, mix in egg, then mix in hazelnut butter
  • In small bowl, mix flour, baking powder and cinnamon
  • Slowly beat flour mixture into wet ingredients 
  • Scrape bowl and mix a few seconds longer
  • Add oatmeal and chocolate chips, mixing only until combined
  • Scoop batter onto cookie sheets and bake for 14 minutes (for chewier) to 17 minutes (for crunchier) or until light brown
  • Remove sheets from oven and allow to cool a few minutes before transferring to a cooling rack

Makes about five dozen.

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